Carol isn’t just full of savvy ideas — she’s a home expert in her own right. As a busy professional, wife, and mother of two, Carol understands the need to have your home be your sanctuary. She’s a communication executive in an industry focused on managing homes and communities and has spent a lifetime collecting ideas on how to manage her own in fun and unique ways.
Wednesday April 25, 2012
Decorating with throw pillows
Looking to put a little spring into your living room? It may not take anything more than a few new pillows. The right throw pillows can change the look of any room; it all depends on what you do with them. The first thing you need to do is ditch the pillows that came with the couch. After that, try these tips from overstock.com.
- Odd numbers: When grouping pillows, think in threes and fives. Odd numbers will give the room a visual balance.
- Vary the sizes, fabrics: Using pillows in a variety of sizes creates visual interest. Different textured fabrics can give the room a plush, rich feel. And don’t be afraid to use contrasting patterns next to each other. You may not want to wear stripes and polka dots together, but it can look great on your couch.
- Consider color: When picking your pillows, look at all the colors in your room — not just the couch or chair the pillow will sit on. Pillows are a great way to bring out the accent colors you’ve chosen.
How do you decorate with pillows?